The author has been described by News Ltd as an "iconoclast", "Svengali", a pollie's "economist muse", and "pungently accurate". Fairfax says he is a "Renaissance man" and "one of Australia’s most respected analysts." Stephen Koukoulas concludes that he is "85% right", and "would make a great Opposition leader." Terry McCrann claims the author thinks "‘nuance’ is a trendy village in the south of France", but can be "scintillating" when he thinks "clearly". The ACTU reckons he’s "an enigma wrapped in a Bloomberg terminal, wrapped in some apparently well-honed abs."

Saturday, September 3, 2011

History of economics in four minutes

Thanks to Peter Martin for pointing this out. Sylvia Nasar's book on John Nash, A Beautiful Mind, had a huge impact on me. I read it before my fourth year honours in economics at Sydney University. And I look forward to reading her new effort. This video is good.